Delivery Options

City News Service provides all necessary receiving equipment and installation for subscribers. CNS materials are generally received one of three ways:

  • Over-the-air text delivery. CNS has licenses from the Federal Communications Commission for over-the-air text delivery. CNS materials are instantly transmitted directly into subscriber computer systems using CNS proprietary software.

  • Internet FTP. CNS also provides its stories, advisories and Budgets via its own FTP system using the Internet for instant transmission. Again, we provide and install all necessary equipment. This is not e-mail, but rather an instant, secure delivery system.

  • Password-protected Web site. CNS also provides its materials via a password-protected Web site. This delivery method is very effective for subscribers when they travel anywhere in the world. A number of subscribers simply prefer to receive CNS in this way. That's what the login window is for on the Subscriber Login page of this site.


  • E-mail. There's even a fourth delivery method just for PR agencies. It's an extremely low-cost e-mail service that will immediately send you only materials linked to keywords that you choose.

Whatever the delivery choice, City News Service's own employees will install and supply everything necessary for you to receive the service. There is no hassle and no need for you to worry about technical issues.